Young Leader's Panel

Amuleek Singh Bijral

CEO/Founder, Mountain Trail Foods

Amuleek is the Founder and CEO of Mountain Trail Foods. He has completed his MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Former Managing Director RSA for SAARC.

Shama Dalal

Founder, The Thought Partner

Shama is a Marketing professional and the Founder of The Thought Partner. She has completed her MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB) and has also has experience across financial services and retail apparel.

Pankaj Dinodia

CEO, Dinodia Capital Advisors

Pankaj is the CEO of Dinodia Capital Advisors. He has done an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. from Wharton. He previously worked with Goldman Sachs.

Shuchi Kothari


Shuchi is the Founder of, an e-commerce fashion website. She has completed her MBA from Harvard Business School. She has previously studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York and at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).

Abriti Maudgal

Lawyer, VoxLaw

Abriti is a lawyer with VoxLaw. She completed her LL.M. from Columbia Law School and LL.B. from ILS, Law College. She has previously worked with J. Sagar Associates & EY.

Ankit Samdariya

Vice President, Virtuous Retail / The Xander Group

Ankit is the Vice President of Virtuous Retail / The Xander Group. He has completed his MBA from Harvard Business School, and B.Tech from IIT Delhi. He previously worked with Shell and the International Finance Corporation.

Nishant Sharma

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Kedaara Capital

Nishant is the Co-Founder of Kedaara Capital. He has completed his MBA from Harvard Business School and has done his B.Tech/M.Tech from IIT Delhi. He has previously worked at General Atlantic, McKinsey and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Rakhi Singh

HR Consultant, Aon Services India Ltd.

Rakhi is an HR professional with over 12 years of experience. She has spent 8 years with Aon Services India Ltd. She holds a Master's Degree from the London School of Economics in Organizational & Social Psychology and is a Psychology graduate from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. She is currently consulting with a few organizations including Talerang.

Kshitij Sheth

Associate, Chrys Capital

Kshitij is an associate with ChrysCapital. He has completed his MBA from IIM Bangalore, and did his undergraduate studies at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).

Varun Dutt

Founding team, nhance app

Varun is currently part of the start-up team at nhance. Previously, he helped set up the African Leadership University. Earlier in his career, he worked in investment banking and at an e-commerce company. Varun holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in Economics from Macalester College.

Ramit Bhatnagar

Operations Lead, EdgeMakers

Ramit Bhatnagar leads the India operations for EdgeMakers, a San Francisco based company involved with designing and marketing breakthrough curriculums for K-12 schools and colleges. He was previously a Senior Business Analyst in the India office of McKinsey & Company. Ramit was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. He earned an Honors Degree in Commerce from the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University.

Akshay Navaladi

Co-Founder, Healthskool

Akshay is the Co-Founder at Healthskool. He completed his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BSc in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. Akshay has previously been the Co-Founder and COO of OranjeWay and the Co-Founder of Aavya Health.

Ira Trivedi

Writer and author

Ira is the bestselling author of India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st Century (2014), What Would You Do to Save the World? (2006), The Great Indian Love Story (2009) and There Is No Love on Wall Street (2011). Additionally, Ira contributes to a wide variety of publications and is a certified yoga instructor. She graduated from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA with a BA in Economics and gained her MBA from Columbia Business School, where she won the prestigious Feldberg Fellowship.

Natasha Bhandari

Admissions Manager, Canadian International School, Bangalore

Natasha is currently working as the Admissions Manager at the Canadian International School in Bangalore. She recently moved to India having grown up in financial centres like Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong. She worked with Avenues - The World School in New York for the past three years where she managed programs outside the classroom for the school community and new ventures that brought the mission to life. Natasha has worked with World Bank in the past.

Sharan Singh

Corporate Office Head, JetSynthesys

Sharan heads the Corporate Office of the CEO at JetSynthesys. Currently, he is helping play an important role in taking the vision of the company forward, which is to digitally reach out to 1.2 billion Indians and eventually to the global audience. Prior to JetSynthesys, he has also worked with Bajaj Auto and ITC Ltd. He has done his MBA from Symbiosis International University. Sharan loves to understand different cultures and uses that as an excuse to travel the world.

Manasi Totade

Product Marketing Manager, Facebook

Manasi works as the Product Marketing Manager and Media Monetization at Facebook. She completed her MBA from Harvard Business School and BBA and Master's in Professional Accounting with Honors from the University of Texas, Austin. Previously she held roles in the Business Operations team at Facebook, Corporate Strategy and International Growth at Hewlett-Packard and advised various corporations as a consultant with Bain & Company.

Mayank Singhal

Venture Investor, RNT Capital Advisors

Mayank Singhal is a Venture Investor at RNT Capital Advisors. Previously, he worked as the Associate Director with Temasek Holdings and co-led the firm's consumer, internet and healthcare efforts in India. Mayank holds an MBA from Stanford University and BA in Economics from the University of Delhi. Over his investing career, he has executed transactions worth US$1 billion. Prior to Temasek, Mayank helped set up the offices for TPG Growth (Texas Pacific Group) in India and was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is actively involved with a number of leading businesses and institutions, and also writes for business publications.

Raunaq Sabharwal

Consultant, The Parthenon Group

Raunaq is currently working as a Consultant with The Parthenon Group. He has completed his MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Prior to business school, Raunaq was part of the startup team of Talerang, where he worked as the Head of Business Operations. He started his career in investment banking, working as a Senior Analyst at Kotak Investment Bank. Raunaq graduated with distinction from D.J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai, where he studied production engineering.

Meghna Apparao


Meghna is currently working with Amazon. Previously, she has worked with Hindustan Unilever Ltd as the Global Marketing Director. She has completed her MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi and her BSc in Mathematics from Stella Maris College, Tamil Nadu.

Ilina Dubey

Brack Capital Real Estate

Ilina is currently working on the India Operations for Brack Capital Real Estate. She has completed her MBA from Harvard Business School after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Delhi.

Deepak Menon

Regional Manager, South Asia at Village Capital

Deepak comes to Village Capital after 5 years with mDhil Health Info Services, a health startup based in Bangalore, India, where he served as the COO. Prior to mDhil, he spent 18 months with Quest Alliance, a non-profit focused on education & vocational training, where he worked primarily on program evaluation & partnership management. Before Quest, he spent 4 years with Microsoft during which, he was part of a team where the mandate was to build partnerships & run programs with non-profits as well as social enterprises working in health, education or financial inclusion. The goal of these pilots was essentially to explore the role of technology in improving mission outcomes for these organizations. Deepak has also worked in the non-profit / social impact space in the early years of his career, before joining Microsoft. He holds a BA degree from Bangalore University & an MBA from T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal.